‘Can’t Get Rid of Regulations Willy-Nilly’: What We Heard This Week

‘Can’t Get Rid of Regulations Willy-Nilly’: What We Heard This Week

“You can’t get rid of regulations willy-nilly if the legislation driving them is still around.” — Gail Wilensky, PhD, senior fellow at Project HOPE, commenting on a new HHS proposal to review most of its regulations every 10 years or they may disappear.

“There seems to be something related to a mystical experience that occurs during the drug effect.” — Alan Davis, PhD, of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, discussing synthetic psilocybin as an add-on treatment for major depressive disorder.
“It appears that the COVID-19 pandemic, despite lockdown and advice on social and physical distancing, did not inhibit risky behaviors.” — Marco Cusini, MD, of Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, on the lack of drop-off in acute sexually transmitted infections in Italy during the first COVID-19 surge.
“People are feeling a certain kind of loss. They are spiritually connected to those cycles. People sustain their lives on that.” — Duane Humeyestewa, MBA, executive advisor to the Hopi Tribe’s office of the chairman, on the tribe’s unique ceremonies that add a layer of complexity to adhering to social distancing recommendations.
“Preeclampsia can present any way it wants to.” — Lauren Dungy-Poythress, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Indiana University, discussing the loss of Chaniece Wallace, MD, a Black pediatric chief resident who died shortly after giving birth.

“Because the disease affects persons of all ages, even young people need to know the symptoms of stroke and seek care immediately.” — Larry B. Goldstein, MD, of University of Kentucky in Lexington, commenting on a study of ischemic strokes in COVID-19 patients.

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